Best Bet: Plumen Bulb

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Lightbulbs are in­herently about function, not beauty. But British furniture ­designer Samuel Wilkinson has created a sinuous version that is as ­attractive as it is long-­lasting. Just in from the U.K. this week, the 120-volt Plumen bulb ($29.95 at Future Perfect) has the same life span as a ­regular helix-shaped compact fluorescent light, and screws into any standard lamp. It just looks hotter doing it.

Plus, a seating-plus-shelving system, a minimalist bike mount, and more in this week's issue. [NYM]